Turnbull government asleep as banks fail to protect consumer data

Today’s revelations of lost customer data by Commonwealth Bank has shown the Turnbull government’s weakness yet again in failing to take a stand against big business abuse of consumer data and privacy. 

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Dutton Freelancing on National Security

After vehement denials from his own departmental secretary and the Foreign Minister on the weekend, Peter Dutton today appears to have confirmed there is in fact a proposal to expand the powers of the Australian Signals Directorate to the domestic arena.

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Ten weeks until redress deadline

The proposed redress scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse is meant to start in just ten weeks, however the majority of states and institutions have not yet signed up to the redress scheme.

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ALRC Final Report on Inquiry into incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians

Labor welcomes the Australian Law Reform Commission's final report on the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians. 

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National Redress Scheme

Labor welcomes the announcement today that Victoria and New South Wales will join a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse. 

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Time has come for a National Redress Scheme

Federal Labor strongly encourages all states and institutions to sign up to a national redress scheme for survivors of child sexual abuse as soon as possible.

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Corruption Perceptions Index shows need for National Integrity Commission

Perceived levels of corruption in Australia have increased significantly since 2012, according to Transparency International.

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Turnbull refuses to sack Joyce for breaching ministerial code

It’s clear the Prime Minister has lost all confidence in his Deputy, but he’s refusing to do the right thing and sack him.

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Government's response to NT Royal Commission is inadequate

Three months after the Northern Territory Royal Commission handed down its recommendations, the Turnbull Government finally decided to respond late in the day at the end of the Parliamentary sitting session.  

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Another Minister splits from Turnbull on NIC

Another day, and another government minister splits from Prime Minister Turnbull on whether to support Labor’s plan for a National Integrity Commission.

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